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Raffle to raise money for group helping senior citizens

20th September 2013

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

A new manmade children’s playhouse will be the top prize in a raffle to raise money for the Mendota Area Senior Services (MASS) group, which helps older people to live independently in their homes with support from appropriate services and mobility aids.

The raffle, which is is taking place at 10am on Saturday, September 21, in the MASS offices in the US, will be showcasing the playhouse that was built by David Hubbard, as well as other great prizes.

The event has been set up to help fund the running of the MASS group, and the assistance they provide in getting older people to contact the services and businesses that they need to keep living in their own homes; whether it is rise and recline chairs, financial advisors, home stairlifts or easy access baths and showers that are needed, the MASS group get in touch with the particular business required on behalf of senior citizens.

Leticia Lemus, MASS Executive Director, says, "MASS is very fortunate to know a talented individual like David who sees the importance of seniors remaining independent and in their homes for as long as possible.

"With funding always being an issue for nonprofits and with so many other groups fundraising simultaneously, MASS is always looking for new and creative ways to meet its yearly federal cash match.

"David's wife Beth is a board member for MASS, and she and I talked about the idea and thought it would be a great new fundraising opportunity. David has gone above and beyond with this project by donating his time and all the materials."

Mr Hubbard has been involved in the construction sector for over 30 years and has recently been involved in helping elderly people remain in their homes by making alterations to their properties.

To find out more about the raffle or to buy a ticket, visit the MASS website today.

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